Pacman commands not working

I wanted to install a software through pacman but when I run the command it shows me the following error:
How can I fix my pacman? is it broken or what?

pacman commands are different from apt and dnf commands.
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use simply

yay xclip (without sudo)

and you will be able to install the package

tip: use pacseek

man pacman

Yep, already did that… Haven’t installed packages for a while so forgot how pacman worked :sweat_smile:

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sudo pacman -S “package name”


yay “package name”

Both work. I get confused sometimes myself.

staring blankly into the screen on my prime partners Fedora laptop using yay

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